Lenin: A Study in the Unity of His Thought (1924) György Lukács 

4007725Lenin the practical leader to whom is attributed such guiding bromides as ” be as radical as reality” and “begin again at the beginning again and again” and “left wing communism an infantile disorder” is drawn clearly in this 1924 analysis by Lukacs the Hungarian philosopher/politician/partisan. Written quickly after death of Lenin and before the rise of Stalin this important historical text includes a 1967 afterword by the long lived Lukacs. Fascinating and accessible. I struggled mightily years ago with his classic work “History and Class Consciousness” have stayed away since. On the list now with Gramsci “Prison Notebooks” to revisit.

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